Kim sent me a text message with some pretty awesome news. Skelly weighed in at a whopping 51lbs! That means that in 2 weeks, he has gained about 12 lbs!
We're really stoked about this development. Way to go Skells!
So, here's my paraphrasing of what Kim told me about their little adventure...
Skeletor's reaction to the windshield wipers was priceless. He almost made me wreck the car, I was laughing so hard. When I hit the wipers to get the mist off the windshield, he was leaning from side to side in the back seat following them. It was a riot!
When we were in the waiting room, he was going crazy with excitement. He was dying to go into the back room to see the Vet and Techs. Every time he saw somebody, he started barking like crazy. Of course, I forgot to bring his harness, so he was gagging himself yanking the leash with his collar. The excitement and throat trauma resulted in a nice pile of doggie vomit in the waiting room.
Fortunately for Skeletor, he's got such a winning personality, nobody minded that he was being such a Tasmanian devil.
When we got into the room, Skelly was super stoked about the treats they offered. The same treats that took him a while to chew up last visit were inhaled effortlessly with his improved jaw strength. Skelly jumped up and put his paws on the vet counter, then with one paw, he pulled the jar of treats towards the edge. "No, Skells!!"
OK, so his manners are a work in progress. Like I said, he's such a fun guy, people find his dastardly deeds to be quite endearing. :)
So, as for the treatments... Skelly once again refused to let them take his temperature. He was given the other half of his vaccinations. Dr. Fish also prescribed a heart worm preventative and heart worm preventative reaction preventative. (say that three times fast)
On Monday, Wes has been instructed to give him the meds and monitor his behavior for the rest of the day. Should he have a reaction and begin coughing or exhibiting signs that he's having trouble breathing, he needs to be taken to the vet's office immediately.
So there ya have it! Skeletor absolutely LOVES going to the vet, but he certainly DETESTS the whole anal thermometer aspect.
Dr Fish said that Skelly has done a good job putting on weight so far, but has a ways to go. We have scheduled his neutering for this coming Thursday. (shhhh don't tell him) After that, it's on to the eradicating the parasites in this poor guy's ticker. I really think he's going to be a 70 pounder when he's done putting on weight!
"I love the Vet!!!"
I wanted to take a moment to give props to a couple organizations.
The folks at San Juan Animal Hospital have been absolutely amazing from the very beginning! If you live in the Jacksonville area, we highly recommend that you entrust your pets to their care!
We applied for a grant from United Animal Nations and were approved for $100 towards Skelly's heart worm treatment.
Huge thanks to these fine organizations, and to all the wonderful people who have donated!! Check out Skeletor's Thank You Page